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Birth name Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai Dileep
Nationality Inde
Birth 27 october 1968 (51 years) at Aluva (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Awards South

Dileep (born Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai on 27 October 1968) is an Indian film actor, singer, comedian, impressionist and producer. He has been featured in more than 125 Malayalam films.

Dileep started his film career as an assistant director to Kamal in 1992. He became popular for his impressionist stage shows and the Comicola television comedy series on Asianet. His role as Dileep in Manathe Kottaram (1994) paved way to his acting career. Films such as Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1997), Punjabi House (1998) and Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) established Dileep's status as a prominent actor during the late 1990s.

Joker (2000), Meesa Madhavan (2002),Kunjikoonan (2002)Kalyanaraman (2002 film),C.I.D. Moosa (2003)Runway (2004 film) and Chanthupottu (2005) were some of the most significant films in Dileep's career. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as Madhavan in Meesa Madhavan. He won his first Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury) for his performance in Kunjikoonan (2002) and later won the Best Actor Award for the film Vellaripravinte Changathi.

He ventured into production, and produced and starred in C.I.D. Moosa (2003) under the banner Graand Production. Kathavasheshan (2004) won Dileep the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film as a producer. In 2008, under the banner of Graand Production, Dileep produced Twenty:20 by casting most of the mainstream actors of Malayalam cinema, which had become the highest grossing Malayalam film at that time. He produced the multi-starrer in order to raise funds for the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA).


Dileep married actress Manju Warrier on 20 October 1998. The couple has one daughter named Meenakshi Dileep. In July 2014, the couple filed for divorce which was granted in January 31, 2015. Both were walking out to the crowd with tears.

Usually with

Harisree Ashok
Harisree Ashok
(43 films)
Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(37 films)
Cochin Haneefa
Cochin Haneefa
(31 films)
(28 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dileep (137 films)

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Chandrettan Evideya
Directed by Sidharth Bharathan
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dileep, Anusree, Namitha Pramod, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Mukesh, Suraj Venjaramoodu
Roles Chandramohanan / Vel Kozhu Kottuvan
Rating60% 3.0037653.0037653.0037653.0037653.003765
The story of "Chandrettan Evideya" revolves around Chandramohan (Dileep), who is a government servant and also an ardent classical dance follower and his wife Sushama(Anusree) is also a government employee but located far away from Chandramohan. She keeps asking for a transfer to Chandramohan but couldn't get it and she is overly involved in as a wife in every thing her husband does.
Ivan Maryadaraman
Genres Comedy
Actors Dileep, Nikki Galrani, Kaillash, Abu Salim, Anand, Nagineedu Vellanki
Roles Raman
Rating38% 1.9083751.9083751.9083751.9083751.908375
The lead character Raman (Dileep), is an employee in a rice mill in Pune. He used to carry the rice to the mill for processing on a bicycle. Later he decides to buy an auto rickshaw and goes to his village to collect the money that his parents invested in his name in a post office in his hometown 30 years ago. One way to his hometown by train, he befriends a girl krishnendu, who happen's to be his father's arch enemy's daughter. Once he reaches his village he ends up in his father's rivals (krishnendu's) home and later comes to know that they are awaiting to kill him. Raman takes advantage of a tradition of their house that not even one drop of blood should fall inside the house to keep himself alive. Whether or not he comes alive forms rest of the plot of the movie.
Life of Josutty, 2h46
Directed by Jeethu Joseph
Genres Drama
Actors Dileep, Rachana Narayanankutty, Aqsa Bhatt, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Sunil Sukhada, Sasi Kalinga
Roles Josutty
Rating62% 3.100653.100653.100653.100653.10065
Josutty (Dileep) is the son of Joseph and Shoshamma. He belongs to a middle class traditional Christian farmer family in Kattappana, Idukki. As a child he desired is to become a priest. But eventually he falls in love with Jessy (Rachana Narayanankutty), his neighbor and childhood friend. Josutty is a sixth standard dropout. This disqualification becomes a barrier for him to marry her. Josutty's family was in deep debt and had sisters who where of age to marry off, yielding to the advice from his friends and relatives he agrees to marry Rose (Jyothi Krishna), a divorcee nurse settled in New Zealand. Soon after the marriage, he immigrates to New Zealand with his wife. Upon reaching there, Josutty's life turns upside down. Rose's bipolar affections confuses Josutty and later he finds out his wife is pursuing an extramarital life with her former boyfriend. All of a sudden he realizes, he is a "total square" and that everything he believed to be true throughout life was wrong and he vows to make money. His friend Priya and Devassy helps him to run a restaurant and he slowly grows economically. He falls for Priya and works for 9 years in New Zealand. After his father's death he goes back to Kattappana facing repressed realities of emptiness in his life from the passing away of his mother, father and close friend. There he meets a door to door sales woman(Nayantara) and marries her and vows to have more children than his first love and neighbor Jessy with the intend to "live life to the fullest".
Avatharam (2014)
, 2h45
Directed by Joshiy
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Dileep, Harisree Ashok, Lakshmi Menon, Bhanupriya, Lakshmi Menon, Kalabhavan Shajon
Roles Madhavan Mahadevan
Rating41% 2.0677252.0677252.0677252.0677252.067725
Madhavan (Dileep), an educated youth from a small village of Idukki, comes to Kochi to stay with his brother's family after his brother's sudden death. His brother Sudhakaran (Ganesh Kumar) was a customs officer. He was found dead in a mysterious circumstance and Madhavan doubts that it is a cold-blooded murder. In the mean time, he befriends an insurance agent Manimekala (Lakshmi Menon) and falls in love with her. Madhavan tries to find the mystery behind his brother's death.
Ring Master, 2h33
Genres Comedy
Actors Dileep, Honey Rose, Keerthy Suresh, Vijayaraghavan, Abu Salim, Mohan Jose
Roles Prince
Rating46% 2.3318952.3318952.3318952.3318952.331895
The movie starts with Prince( Dileep) as a worker at a dog clinic owned by Dr Muthu, and Peter is filming a documentary of the clinic. His life changes when an affluent rich lady Elizabeth and her dog enters his life . The female dog becomes pregnant and dies due to a tumor. She delivers 4 babies but unfortunately only one baby could be saved . Prince names the puppy 'Diana'. Diana becomes famous after she acts in a movie which eventually becomes a superhit. Later on she does a movie with the actress Diana who had betrayed Prince earlier. At last Diana loses the case for getting Diana and she learns a lesson that fame is not everything .
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath, 2h40
Directed by Kanal Kannan
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Mammootty, Dileep, Narain, Karthika Nair, Rima Kallingal, Baburaj
Roles Deva Raja Kammath
Rating36% 1.8492751.8492751.8492751.8492751.849275
Kammath and Kammath is a duo in the hotel business. It includes Raja Raja Kammath (Mammootty) and Deva Raja Kammath (Dileep). Sulaiman sahib (Rizabawa) is their rival. He runs a non-vegetarian hotel that is opposite a now defunct Brahmin vegetarian hotel. He has a target of acquiring this hotel's land.
Sound Thoma
Directed by Vysakh
Actors Dileep, Mukesh, Namitha Pramod, Nedumudi Venu, Saikumar, Suraj Venjaramoodu
Roles Plapparambil Thoma

The film opens with the birth of Thoma (Dileep). Thoma's mother dies while giving birth to him, and he also suffers from a cleft lip and vocal cord deformity. Thoma's father is the very rich Plapparambil Paulo (Saikumar) a man known for loansharking, greed, stinginess, and evicting people for inability to pay back the loan and forcing foreclosure. Paulo was reluctant to spend money for his son's surgery. Paulo has two elder sons—the eldest Plapparambil Mathai (Mukesh) and the younger son, Joykutty (Shiju).
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
Directed by Lal Jose
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Dileep, Murali Gopy, Rima Kallingal, Tini Tom, Harisree Ashok, Suraj Venjaramoodu
Roles Aby Mathew
Rating51% 2.59442.59442.59442.59442.5944
Aby is an ad-film maker. After a failed romance, he has remained a bachelor. His family has been on the lookout for suitable girls for sometime now and finally he agrees to tie the knot. Seven days before the wedding, he hosts a bachelor party. The events that follow are what the film is about.
Arike (2012)

Directed by Shyamaprasad
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Dileep, Samvrutha Sunil, Mamta Mohandas, Ajmal Ameer, Urmila Unni, Vineeth
Roles Shantanu
Rating71% 3.566353.566353.566353.566353.56635
The film tells the story of Shantanu (Dileep), a researcher in Linguistics, and his two friends, Kalpana (Samvritha) and Anuradha (Mamta). Anuradha is the sensitive type who has gone through certain bitter experiences in her teenage, where her cousin approached her with love, which she later realised that it was just his lust for her. Kalpana is slightly capricious and loves being in love. Anuradha wants to play Cupid and bring Shantanu and Kalpana together; she knows that they care a lot for each other, but for some reason or the other are hesitant to take the next step.
Mayamohini (2012)
, 2h25
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Dileep, Biju Menon, Aju Varghese, Raai Laxmi, Mythili Balachandran, Baburaj
Roles Mayamohini/Mohan
Rating36% 1.8023151.8023151.8023151.8023151.802315
The film starts with a plane accident in which a small child narrowly escapes. He is then looked after by his maternal uncle (Vijayaraghavan), and all the family's wealth will be inherited to him. As per their astrologer, in the future he should marry a young woman whose star is Chothi Nakshatra, only then will he prosper in life. The boy grows up to be a young man Balakrishnan (Biju Menon), who is unsuccessful in anything he does.
Mr. Marumakan, 2h57
Actors Dileep, Sanusha, K. Bhagyaraj, Kushboo Sundar, Sheela, Biju Menon
Roles Ashoka Chakravarthy / Ashok Raj

Ashok Raj (Dileep) is the son of Rajagopalan Thampy (Nedumudi Venu), whose family is based in Ottappalam. Although Ashok Raj is a lawyer, his interest lies in reviving a defunct drama troupe called Bharatha Kalakshetram, which used to be run by his family. He is directing a drama titled Dasavatharam for the troupe and is also the lead actor in the play. Ashok Raj even changes his name to "Ashok Chakravarthy" as he thinks it has much more punch as a name for an artiste. His elder brother Babu Raj (Biju Menon), who runs a company, is now in a financial mess.
My Boss
My Boss (2012)
, 2h30
Directed by Jeethu Joseph
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Dileep, Mamta Mohandas, Saikumar, Anand, Mukesh, Seetha
Roles Manu Varma
Rating64% 3.24643.24643.24643.24643.2464
Manu Varma (Dileep) lands in Bombay to join an IT firm Quadra Infortek as executive assistant to C.M.O Priya.S. Nair (Mamta Mohandas). He has a B Tech degree and passed with distinction in 2004 but has no work experience until 2013. Priya is shocked seeing his reports and his distinction and asks why chose this job and he says it's because of family problems. Manu's boss Priya is a witch of a woman, an Australian citizen. She abuses her subordinates verbally and pulls them up for the slightest mistake. Manu Varma works his heart out for three months under his cruel boss. Manu Varma is ably supported by an 'all in one' errand boy, Ali. Manu gets his chance to hit back at his boss when she has visa issues and is expecting a promotion to company head.
Spanish Masala, 2h33
Directed by Lal Jose
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Dileep, Kunchacko Boban, Daniela Zacherl, Biju Menon, Vinaya Prasad‌, Kalaranjini
Roles Charlie
Rating51% 2.578522.578522.578522.578522.57852
The location of the story is Spain, and hence the name of the movie. The story revolves around Charlie (Dileep), an illegal immigrant stranded in Madrid. To make things worse, he is conversant only in Malayalam. He gets a job as a cook in an Indian restaurant,as he has some experience in running a roadside eatery in his homeland, run by an expatriate, Majid. In the restaurant he is assigned with the task of serving up various types of dosas and, he comes up with a local variant named Spanish Masala. This turns out to be his passport to employment in the home of an ex-diplomat, who had earlier served in India. Here he meets the diplomat's daughter Camilla (Daniela Zacherl), who is visually impaired. She becomes a big time fan of Charlie's Spanish Masala. She is not on talking terms with her father, who is believed to have killed her Indian lover, Rahul (Kunchacko Boban), the son of her Malayali nanny, from whom she has learnt to speak Malayalam. Later Camilla starts to get closer to Charlie. Since he can imitate anyone's voice, one servant Pappan (Nelson) leads him to imitate Rahul's voice and keep Rahul's memory alive. After sometime, she recovers and starts seeing everything, but to see her, her dad is no more. A strange incident occurs when Rahul arrives for his funeral. One day, as per Menon's (Biju Menon) instruction, Charlie cleans Señor (Camilla's Dad)'s room. He finds a CD which Señor had seen before he died, and from that he finds out that Rahul was sent to Portugal to avoid the relationship between Camilla and Rahul, by paying him money by Señor. Again Rahul is spared by Charlie. As it goes, one day Menon enters a bar where he sees Rahul and another girl dancing together. He went to interrogate about it by following him, when he saw Rahul sitting with some goons and the girl. Later he researched on it, when he came to know that it wasn't a good life for Rahul in Portugal. He sold the factory which Señor offered him and he had taken loan from some goons for gambling and could not repay them. Camilla heard about it and she felt sorrow that she was keeping a crooked lover in her mind. Later Camilla and Menon go back to Kerala, India to fix marriage between Charlie and Camilla.
China Town
China Town (2011)
, 2h22
Directed by Rafi and Mecartin
Actors Mohanlal, Dileep, Jayaram, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Kavya Madhavan, Poonam Bajwa
Roles Binoy

Four friends bought a casino and were celebrating the profit with their family when an underworld don, Gowda (Pradeep Rawat), who used to have a monopoly on the casinos in Goa, intrudes. Xavier (Mohanlal), one of the friends, held out against the don. Although he was killed, he managed to hold off the gang long enough for all of their wives to escape with the children. Wilson Gomus (Captain Raju) is the only of the friends to survive and he settled in Goa with his daughter, Emily.